Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Tim Holtz Tag Challenge - October

As I don't "do" Halloween I gave my October tag a Christmas theme. A far amount of  improvising was called for as I have very few of the ingredients that Tim used. I don't have any printed tissue so I made my own using a script stamp. Nor do I have any large letter dies so I stamped Merry Christmas, put some double sided adhesive sheet over the top before cutting out and applying crystal glitter which I had coloured a lovely pale blue with "Aqua" alcohol ink. Much less messy than using Glossy Accents! The snowflake is attached to the sentiment by a thin thread so it hangs freely.

Tim's October tag is here and this is my offering -

Tag Recipe
White card
PaperArtsy Crackle Tissue Paper
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish  Paints - Ice Blue, Mermaid, Inky Pool
Adirondack Metallic Dabber - Pearl
Distress Ink - Broken China, Vintage Photo
Versafine - Majestic Blue
Archival - Jet Black
Distress Stain - Broken China
Alcohol Ink - Aqua, Caramel
Crafty Individuals - Snowflake
Stampers Anonymous - Merry Christmas
Spellbinders - Snowflake
Crystal glitter
Double sided adhesive sheet
Metallic thread
Paper clip
Seam binding
Eyelash fibre
Calendar image from the internet

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Chick, Chick, Chick, Chicken........

Sara at Cardmaking Paradise designed a  template for a chicken card. Instead of making a card
I pushed the envelope a bit and created a hanging!
This is my first venture into canvas "paper" and as time was against me I was reluctant to take any chances by adding additional decoration to the background. I feel it could have done with some abstract stamping and stencilling but I'm sure, knowing my luck, it would have all gone pear shaped and I wouldn't have had time to put it right. As the blue was too blue I went over it with a light wash of gesso and that's when I should have done some stamping - between those two layers of paint.

Hanging Recipe
Crawford & Black Canvas
Grey board
Paper Artsy Crackly Tissue Paper
Copier paper
Recycled envelopes
Overton House scrapbooking paper
Paper Artsy Fresco Finish  Acrylics - Snowflake, Ice Blue, Inky Pool
Claudine Hellmuth gesso
Old Paper Distress Ink
Archival ink - Jet Balck
Memento - Tuxedo Black
Copic markers
Sun - Craft Stamper freebie
Paper Artsy Top & Tails 3 - SITT3
Jump rings
Text - computer generated